January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Fer-de-lance, a venomous snake of Central and South America and the West Indies. The fer-de-lance is related to the pit viper and rattlesnake, but has no rattles. It is named for its lance-shaped head. The fer-de-lance grows to a length of six feet (1.8m). It is gray, olive, or brown above and white or cream below. The back is marked with dark blotches.


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